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Music and Eurythmy I

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 
45 hours (across several weeks - varies).
Dates: 
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Music: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: decode a song and play it on both lyre and recorder; sing an unfamiliar song that has first been decoded on the recorder; play a repertoire of bedtime melodies on the lyre and waking melodies on the recorder; sing a repertoire of seasonal songs; read key signatures and recognize major and minor keys. Eurythmy: Students will be able to: explain and demonstrate the vowel gestures as expressions of the soul life; explain and demonstrate some of the consonant gestures and their formative qualities; describe some basic principles of choreography in eurythmy; and describe and demonstrate the principle of the three-fold human being in choreography and gesture.

Instruction: 

Music: This course introduces seasonal songs, melodies for waking (recorder) and settling (lyre), reading music, major and minor keys and instrumental skills. Participants receive group instruction during class and are given assignments for individual practice. Handouts support instruction and assignments (e.g., finger-charts, sheet music). Participants receive individual tutoring as needed to achieve course objectives. Eurythmy: This course introduces participants to basic elements of eurythmy as a movement art. The practice of eurythmy is a tool to strengthen capacities of will, and open up and enliven the soul as an instrument for curative education. Participants are introduced to, and practice the following elements and principles of eurythmy: hygienic warm-up exercises; building spatial awareness (left/right, up/down, back/front, etc.); exploring the vowels and consonants of the spoken word; exploring the Dionysian element: thinking, feeling and willing in spatial forms and gestures; geometrical forms in space; copper rod exercises.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Music, Movement, Expressive Arts, Education, Curative Educational Curative Methods, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (10/09 Administrative Review) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course is reinforced through the Education Practicum and the Home Life and Care Practicum. NOTE: Earlier versions of this course are entitled Music I and Eurythmy I.

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